Sexuality

  • # 19149

    FAREWELL, Nina

    The unfair sex.

    A devastating expose of man’s technique in his pursuit of woman. London : Panther, 1965. Reprint. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 192. Illustrated by Roy Doty. The sex battle : man versus woman. Here are the astounding facts – men will be shocked at the secrets revealed; women will be delighted : What she can attain …

  • # 19021

    Dear Anita, having a gay time, wish you were here. Gay Pride / San Francisco, Sunday, June 26th, 1977

    Oakland: Diana Press,1977. 5.5×6 inch postcard, with photo of San Francisco with “Dear Anita…” written on it on one side and a list of Diana Press publications on the other. Anita Bryant was leading an anti-gay movement at this time. The faux inscription resembles holograph but is printed “in plate”  

  • # 19020

    Liberty & Justice for All….? [handbill]

    San Francisco: Whose Town? [1980]. 8.5×11 inch handbill, portrait of Harvey Milk wearing a pin that says “Gag rules,” with a bar across his mouth to censor him. Small yellow stain at lower right from a piece of tape that was formerly attached to the verso. Urges the reader to attend the GFD Parade Committee’s general …

  • # 19080

    Temple ov Psychick Youth

    Four occultist newsletters from the Temple ov Psychick Youth

    Denver : Temple ov Psychick Youth, 1988. Variously titled Unity ov purpose; World in action. Four newsletters, each approximately 10 photocopied leaves, illustrated, collated with a paperclip. ‘TOPY is dedicated to the manifestation of magical concepts lacking mysticism or the worship of gods. The group focuses on the psychic and magical aspects of the human brain linked with …

  • # 19019

    Your vote isn’t worth a shit! / …Or is it? [handbill]

    San Francisco : Members of the General Membership, Gay Freedom Day Committee, [1980]. 8.5×11 inch handbill, minor crease, very good. Text continues on the verso. Leaflet depicting Bruce Goranson, co-chair of the 1980 Gay Freedom Day Parade Committee, who is alleged to have said these words at a planning meeting. Urges the general membership to attend …

  • # 19053

    GINZBURG, Ralph (1929 - 2006), editor

    [NORMAN LINDSAY]. Eros. Winter, 1962. Volume One, Number Four.

    New York : Eros, 1963. Quarto, illustrated boards, pp. 94, illustrated. Articles include ‘Was Shakespeare a homosexual?’, ‘The sexual side of anti-semitism’, ‘A letter from Allen Ginsberg’, ‘The natural superiority of women as erotocists’. Also includes ‘Lysistrata by Aristophanes – in a free adaptation by Ivan Grazni’ which reproduces (without credit) Norman Lindsay’s full page …

  • # 19076

    A group of 21 1950s men’s magazines

    21 American men’s pocket magazines from the 1950s, including titles People Today; Exclusive; Quick; Bold; Sensation; Focus; TV Life; She featuring pinups, glamour, bloomers, quackery and such wonderful articles as ‘I worshipped Satan’; ‘How to drink and stay sober’; Italy’s movie women : sirens or slobs?’; ‘Liberace’s “Forbidden fruit”; ‘The day 400 addicts raped a town!’; ‘The …

  • # 19167

    ALTMAN, Dennis (1943 - )

    Homosexual oppression and liberation

    Melbourne : Penguin Books, 1973 (revised edition). Octavo, illustrated wrappers, pp. 251, light wear, overall good. Australian academic Dennis Altman’s groundbreaking study of sexuality within society, where he discusses a future beyond traditional definitions of heterosexuality and homosexuality.

  • # 4204

    RIEDY, C.C.

    [ANATOMY] Rugae of the walls of a virgin vagina.

    San Francisco : C.C. Riedy, [circa 1870]. Glass microscope slide, 75 x 25 mm, maker’s printed paper label, second label with contemporary manuscript caption Rugae of the walls of a virgin vagina, third label left blank. Good condition. Exhibited: Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. ‘Taboo’, curated by Brook Andrew, December 2012 – March 2013.

  • # 18799

    "BRUCE OF LOS ANGELES" [BELLAS, Bruce] (1909 - 1974)

    The male figure (22 issues from 1956 – 1966)

    Volume 1 – 17 (complete); volumes 24, 27, 30, 35, 36. Los Angeles : Bruce of Los Angeles, 1956 – 1966. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (some lightly rubbed), pp. [48 – 54 various]; photographic illustrations. A substantial collection of the first volumes of a beefcake magazine dedicated to the male figure by renowned photographer Bruce Bellas …

  • # 18731

    HILLERSBERG, Lars; SVEDBERG, Lena; DE GEER, Carl Johan, et al.

    Puss

    Stockholm : Puss, 1968-1973. A complete set of twenty-five issues; number 1 (January 1968) – number 24, (1973), plus the unnumbered English language issue Puss International (1969 or 1970). Quarto (nos. 1-21 and the unnumbered issue) and folio (nos 22-24), stapled, all issues illustrated with original artwork in the form of satirical cartoons and photographic …

  • # 18280

    Art against AIDS

    A sale exhibition of contemporary works of art at Butterfield & Butterfield Warehouse and Art against AIDS – On the Road, a public art project. May 18 – June 18, 1989 to benefit the American Fountation for AIDS Research and AIDS Minority Health Initiative, Institute Familiar de la Raza, Inc., San Francisco AIDS Foundation. New …

  • # 18060

    WITKIN, Joel-Peter et al

    The fallen angels (signed by Joel-Peter Witkin)

    Man Ray, Robert Mapplethorpe, Joel-Peter Witkin, Duane Michals, Robert Frank, Allen Ginsberg, Andy Warhol, August Sander, Lee Friedlander + Jim Dine, Rene Magritte, Shuji Terayama, David Hockney, Christian Boltanski. Tokyo : Watari Museum of Contemporary Art, 1996. Exhibition catalogue. Quarto, paper wrappers, unpaginated, illustrated. Text in Japanese. Signed by Joel-Peter Witkin in red ink. “Joel-Peter Witkin …

  • # 18287

    FOULX, Claude

    Strip-poker

    [Paris : Underground Press, 1970]. Oblong octavo, illustrated wrappers, unpaginated. A photographic artists book where essentially a game of strip poker devolves into an orgy. A variant cover is printed in pink and has the publisher on the upper wrapper. This variant has no details at all about the publisher, and as such, we believe …

  • # 18360

    MOORE, Al (? - 1991)

    Esquire Girl. 1950 calendar

    [New York] : Esquire, 1949. Calendar, ringbound, 12 sheets with pin up girls, fine, in original illustrated envelope (a little worn). Esquire was first issued in October 1933. Al Moore succeeded Albert Vargas in painting luscious pin up girls for the male readership and annual calendars. Scarce

  • # 18144

    RENAY, Liz [DOBBINS, Pearl Elizabeth, 1926-2007]

    How to attract men

    Portland, OR : Playlark Productions, [1965]. First (and only) edition. Octavo, photo-illustrated wrappers, 157 pp, black-and-white photographic illustrations (all featuring Renay) throughout; a fine copy. Pearl Elizabeth Dobbins (1926-2007), known as Liz Renay, was an American author and actress who appeared in John Waters’ film Desperate Living (1977). ‘The phrase “Blonde Bombshell” conjures images of Hollywood legends Marilyn Monroe, Jayne Mansfield …